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While we often see big wide receivers stun crowds with incredible leaping grabs and one-handed catches, Nebraska Cornhuskers receiver JD Spielman showed that small receivers can do it too.

The 5-foot-9 receiver cut across the middle of the field in Nebraska’s first drive and turned an overthrow by quarterback Adrian Martinez into an incredible one-handed snag while still on the move.

Spielman didn’t even need a few seconds to juggle the football, which could have cost him precious yards. The junior immediately pulled the football into his body at the 40-yard line and kept sprinting downfield before stepping out at Purdue’s 39-yard line.

Given some of the struggles the Cornhuskers have recently experienced, perhaps Martinez needs to get the football to his gifted receiver even more.

Matt Johnson
NFL, MLB & college football writer for Sportsnaut. Graduated from San Diego State University with BA in Journalism, 2019. Grew up in Sacramento, now based in Indianapolis. Seen on MSN. Previously: eDraft, The Connection, With the First Pick